Emu Launches “Emix Records”

October 22, 2011

Imran Momina, commonly known as Emu, is a pianist and composer who has been playing for Fuzon since the band emerged. Emu also owns a recording studio where the most part of the recording for Fuzon is done. Emu has also produced for artists like Ali Haider and Najam Sheraz. On 21st of October, Emu held a launching ceremony for his record label “Emix Records” which will be distributing the musical content through Royal Records.

Because of the commercial state of music in Pakistan, musicians have been either coming up with their own record labels or going ahead with Indie releases.  We have previously highlighted how Pakistanis have been relying on the indie route when it comes to selling or distributing music.

Musicians at L’Oréal Summer Fantasy Event (Pictures)

March 17, 2011

Photography by Faisal Farooqui

[Lahore] L’Oréal exclusively presented their Spring/Summer 2011 collection in Pakistan through an innovative style show, ‘Summer Fantasy’ – a translation of the global beauty and fashion trends of the season by Nabila and Zain Mustafa with Hair by L’Oréal Professionnel and Make Up by L’Oréal Paris. In attendance at this exciting show were musicians Ali Azmat, Ali Zafar, Akhter Chinnar, Khalid Khan, Emu & Shallum of Fuzon, Junaid Khan of Call, Kiran Chaudhry and Farhad Humayun of Overload.

Summer Fantasy 2011 was complemented by live music produced by Emu with Balochi folk artist Akhter Channar, guitarist Shallum Xavier and bassist Khalid with a live dance performance by the chaap dancers. Performing a medley of 3 tracks, Akhter Chinnar presented Balochi rap composed on centuries old shepherds poetry which narrates the story of three plants that return with the gypsies to celebrate spring.

Emu from Fuzon speaks on the situation in Pakistan and how music can act as a healer

November 3, 2009

“We are apolitical” – Emu

Zinia Sen
The Times of India

EmuQ: How did you react to the Peshawar blasts that reportedly claimed 91 lives?

Emu: I’ve stopped reacting. We, in Pakistan, have become impervious to such carnage. Talibans are on a killing spree and we’ve been reduced to helpless onlookers. I’ve gone numb. Kya kar sakte hain? Achhe log maare ja rahein hain. There’s no accountability, no judgment. It’s an inhuman state of affairs.

Q: When did you last visit Peshawar?

Emu: Four years back. It’s a rural area, full of brio and a great place to be in. Unfortunately, it’s a lot more in the news and on the radar because of the Taliban unrest.

Aamir Zaki live at Summer Jam 2009 (Audios)